Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity of each individual patient.
There are many types of glaucoma and not all types exhibit symptoms, making regular screenings and examinations even more important. Open-angle glaucoma is often characterized by tunnel vision (more common in advanced stages) and patchy blind spots (in one or both eyes) in the peripheral or central vision. Acute angle-closure glaucoma is characterized by severe headaches, eye pain, eye redness, halos around lights, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. Again, not all patients will exhibit warning signs and symptoms, but those patients who do experience symptoms should notify their doctor immediately to receive prompt treatment.
It is believed that glaucoma is the result of increased pressure in the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. When left untreated, the nerve continues to deteriorate causing blind spots in the patient’s vision.
Those who tend to be at a higher risk for glaucoma include those who:
If you fall under any of the above risk factors, it is important to talk to your doctor and ensure that you are maintaining your screenings and examinations to help in your prevention of glaucoma. It is important to wear protective eyewear when playing sports and when using power tools to protect your eyes from injury. Many patients may benefit from regularly using prescription eye drops that can help reduce eye pressure and thus aid in the prevention of glaucoma. Remember to stay active, as safe and regular exercise can also help reduce eye pressure.
Dear Valued Patients,
We have exciting news to share with you! Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists has relocated to a new, dedicated private practice at 16230 FL-54, Odessa, 33556. As of June 30th, 2023, we will no longer be located inside Costco.
Our new facility is meticulously designed to cater to our loyal patients, offering state-of-the-art equipment and a curated selection of exquisite products. We have spared no expense in ensuring that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional. We understand that a subset of our patients chooses Costco because their frames and lenses are cost-effective. We understand our patients, and that is why we have created a selection of frames and lenses to offer you at the Costco price point. The only difference is that our product quality is far superior.
Dr. Tumolo and Dr. Than, your trusted optometrists, are thrilled to continue providing you with the same premium care that you have come to love. Their expertise, combined with the advanced resources at our new facility, guarantees that you will receive the highest standard of eye care.
We warmly invite all of you to visit us at our new location in Odessa for your annual examination. We are eager to welcome you and showcase the outstanding services and products available to you. We also have offices inside LensCrafters at the Citrus Park Town Center and Westshore Plaza.
Thank you for your continued support and loyalty.
Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists